(noun, verb)


1. a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles

Definition categories: man–made, vessel

2. the quantity contained in a jar

- he drank a jar of beer

Similar word(s): jarful

Definition categories: quantity, containerful

3. a sudden jarring impact

- all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers

Similar word(s): jolt, jounce, shock

Definition categories: event, blow, bump


1. be incompatible; be or come into conflict

Similar word(s): clash, collide

Definition categories: stative, conflict

2. move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

Similar word(s): jolt

Definition categories: motion, move

3. shock physically

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

4. affect in a disagreeable way

- This play jarred the audience

Definition categories: emotion, affect, impress, move, strike

5. place in a cylindrical vessel

- jar the jam

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Sentences with jar as a verb:

- He hit it with a hammer, hoping he could jar it loose.

- I think the accident jarred him, as he hasn't gotten back in a car since.

- The notes jarred on my ears.